The Miami Valley Channel, also known as UPN 17, was a local cable channel in Dayton, Ohio, O&O by COX Enterprises, through it's local CBS affiliate, WHIO-TV. It was seen on local Time Warner Cable ch. 17 & 6, with the number varying by each local cable system.
The station was used as the UPN affiliate until UPN ceased operations on September 15, 2006. The station aired a 10 PM edition of NewsCenter 7 anchored by Donna Jordan.
The channel was started in 1994 as a joint venture between Viacom Cable, Continental Cablevision (both Time Warner today) & WHIO-TV. It gained the UPN affiliation in 1995. It later was renamed "UPN 17", after it's cable slot on Time Warner.
On September 16 2006, the channel changed it's name back to "The Miami Valley Channel" (MVC) as it still aired it's regular daytime programming including The Greg Behrendt Show, Dr. Phil & selected shows from the i network.
After 12 years, MVC was shut down @ midnight on January 1, 2007 due to the network not having a major affiliation & was dropped from Time Warner Cable's lineup. Viewers that tuned into MVC on January 1 saw a message from Time Warner Cable that stated, "The Miami Valley Channel (MVC) programming is no longer carried on Time Warner Cable. MVC was the former UPN network affiliate. UPN stopped broadcasting their signal in August of 2006 & MVC is no longer in operation as of December 31, 2006." This was caused by WBDT becoming Dayton's CW affiliate, while My Network TV airs on a DT subchannel for WRGT.